Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

High Stand offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
High Stand, Carlisle
OS Grid Ref

54.828800809158, -2.7840054333049

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at High Stand.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

A delightful coniferous woodland ideal for an easy outdoor stroll or dog walk

Just south of Carlisle, High Stand provides a picturesque setting for your next outdoor adventure. Take a circular walk around pleasant fishing ponds and follow the networks of public footpaths to extend your day out.

At a glance

High Stand is currently open although trees still block some trails. Please adhere to all safety signage and at this time
16/05/2022 12:19
Please stick to main tracks and do not walk under leaning or hanging trees.
16/05/2022 12:18
Dogs welcome
16/05/2022 12:19

Things to do

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

High Stand has a range of public footpaths for you to walk on. 

Nearby forests

unsurfaced forest clearing

Nestled adjacent to the River Eden between Carlisle and Penrith, Coombs Wood is a natural sanctuary just waiting to be explored on foot. 

Dodd Wood from Bassenthwaite Lake

Dodd Wood is a fantastic place to get some stunning views of the northern Lake District. The network of walking trails will take you deep into the woodland and walk to the top of Dodd Summit for views across the fells.

You may also see red squirrels in the wood throughout the year.

Front of Whinlatter visitor centre and information point

Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

Set within the Lake District, a World Heritage Site, Whinlatter has unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick. It is also home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District. 

Beech trees

It is enjoyed by walkers, runners, horse riders, schools and nature enthusiasts.

Please note: there is a network of unofficial mountain bike trails at Setmurthy that Forestry England does not endorse.

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